Originally Posted by CaptMidnight
Russia has a strong aggressive leader. The Russian people are supporting their leaders. America has a very weak leader with declining support from the voters. Russia will rebuild it's empire. The World will watch in fear.
Define what a strong leader is.
What group of people in Russia is supportive of Putin?
In what way is Obama a weak leader? Is it because he has policies that you don't agree with or because he has permitted America to be attacked or more vulnerable to attacks? Have the Russians or any other group, nation state backed or otherwise, attacked America since 9/11 under Bush or Obama?
Who is watching Russia with fear, you or someone else? I'm not afraid of them. All the bravado and propaganda in the world isn't equivalent to actual combat capability and the Russians don't have an actual combat capability remotely approaching our own.
Do I trust Putin not to start a needless war? No more than I trust Obama not to start a needless war. If the Russia really wants to start a war with America of the non-nuclear variety, they'll quickly determine that their combat capabilities are lacking.